During October, students are learning ways to manage unpleasant or uncomfortable feelings. We watched the video below and read the book, Angry Octopus, to learn relaxation strategies for unpleasant feelings.
In the month of September, I will be doing a cognitive-behavioral, social emotional lesson with 1st - 4th grade. We will be working through the book, What is a Thought? by Jack Pransky and Amy Kahofer. Will be discussing how powerful our thoughts are and how they control our emotions.
In Mrs. Alkire's class, we were the thoughts and the sheet was our feelings.
During September, students in Kinder through 3rd will be learning about self and social awareness. We will read They Way I Feel by Janan Cain to learn about the 2 types of feelings: comfortable and uncomfortable. Students will learn to identify if a feeling is comfortable or uncomfortable and to use "I Messages" (I feel _____ when_____) to share their feelings. Listen for your child to use "I Messages" at home.
All our feelings are ok!
Welcome back to 2015-2016! During the first two weeks of school, we (counselors) will be reading the book Whole Body Listening by Elizabeth Sautter and Kristen Wilson to grades K-3. At home, you can praise your child when they are using Whole Body Listening by saying something like, "I like the way you are listening with your feet."